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Close Encounter!!!!! WOW

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by Fear Itself, Dec 4, 2018.

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    I was coming home today and was priviledged to get within 25 - 30 feet of an American Bald Eagle on roost. It flew across the road and I turned the truck around to see if it was what I thought it was. Spooked him off roost before I could get my phone on the camera setting but I burst shot about 20 frames to get these two shots. I know the pics are not good but at least I was able to get them in the low winter sun because I couldn't see anything on the screen - I was basically shooting blind. I was one Hwy 75 between Cleveland and Helen at the base of Yonah mountain and also saw another pair(maybe) soaring above that he eventually joined before I lost them.

    I saw a pair fly over Helen in 1980ish with my dad and I've seen them on Lake Lanier and Alaska, but I have never been that close to such a magnificent bird (I always have several Redtails nest on my property). I was able to watch him for several minutes after he left the roost and I have to tell you - it was a wonderful sight to watch. I have been extremely close to turkeys and deer in the wild before, but I don't think anything has excited me more than this lately. Simple pleasures LOL

    eagle.JPG eagle 2.JPG

    Wish they were better pictures for you. I cropped these and intensified the background a little.
     
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    That’s cool!
     
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    We were out on the open bow of a Princess cruise ship viewing the sights in Glacier Bay when two Bald Eagles flew ten feet over our heads, landing on a small iceberg.
    Just fishing and acted like we were bothering their day.

    One of the coolest sights I've seen. Got pics somewhere
     
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    Never seen any that close before. Nice!
    Another ship scaring away the fish.:mmph:
     
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    Cool pictures, my oldest son and I were fishing on Lanier a few years back and saw one leave his roost and fly right above us, "AWESOME".........................
     
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    COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Cool encounter
    I like watching all the live Eagle cams around the US
     
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    C23D79EC-75B0-473B-926B-9202B1CBF89B.jpeg Not to hijack your thread but This beautiful lil feller was found dead in the road today.
     
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